Collection, Container Garden
- Empress of India Nasturtium
- Tom Thumb Pea
- Paris Market Carrot
- Australian Yellowleaf Lettuce
- Red Marietta marigold
- Irish Eyes Sunflower
We reserve the right to substitute seed varieties in all collections in case of shortages.
Looking for a way to spice up your container garden? This compelling collection of vegetables and flowers will do the trick. Just in case you didn’t know, the blossoms and leaves of nasturtiums are edible; very peppery!
Empress of India Nasturtium
Grown in the U.S. since at least the 1890s. A classic Victorian nasturtium with dark blue-green foliage. Brilliant crimson flowers on 12-14" plants. Suitable for containers. The flowers and leaves can be used as a garnish or as a peppery addition to salads and pastas. Hardy annual.
Tom Thumb Pea
Originated in England and introduced in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century. Several strains of Tom Thumb peas have existed and over time further reductions in height and advances in earliness were achieved. At 8" tall this is the best dwarf pea for container gardening. Plants are able to withstand hard frosts. Shell, 50-55 days.
Paris Market Carrot
Nineteenth-century French variety. Early round red-orange carrots, 1-2" in diameter, uniform and very sweet. Does well in shallow or rocky soil. Can also be grown in containers. Highly sought after by gourmet restaurants and a great seller at markets. 50-68 days.
Australian Yellowleaf Lettuce
Australian variety from our friends at Digger’s Club near Melbourne. Very tender texture. Unique chartreuse color. Slow to bolt, large plants. Looseleaf, 50 days.
Red Marietta Marigold
Continuous succession of beautiful 2" blooms provide a spectacular splash of color all summer. Perfect for borders or scattered throughout the garden. Classic marigold aroma. Annual, 12-18" tall.
Irish Eyes Sunflower
A favorite Heritage Farm sunflower. Dwarf plants loaded with multiple blooms that have pointed golden petals and green centers. One of the best for container gardening and cutting. Plants grow 24-30" tall. Annual, 60 days.